owner Jeff Loria's meddling with the lineup is angering players, Yahoo Sports! reported Friday.
Loria reportedly mandated that first-year manager Mike Redmond
flip-flop starting pitchers Jose Fernandez
and Ricky Nolasco
for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins
, with 20-year-old Fernandez pitching in the first game. Apparently, the switch angered several players, including Nolasco.
When Redmond told Nolasco about the change 2 1/2 hours before the first game, the pitcher was reportedly not happy about it. Typically, veterans get to choose which games of a doubleheader they prefer to pitch, a protocol that Loria ignored.
Loria attempted to force lineup changes last year when Ozzie Guillen managed the team. However, Guillen, a veteran manager, defied Loria's meddling.
The Marlins are off to a league-worst 5-17 record and have scored a league-low 57 runs.
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